United Way Honors Mari & Gary Wolter for Service to Community

Mari and Gary Wolter received the 2014 United Way of Dane County Tocqueville Society Award in honor of their service and philanthropic leadership in Dane County. Mari and Gary Wolter received the 2014 United Way of Dane County Tocqueville Society Award at the Society’s annual membership reception on September 11. The event, held at The […]

HERE! Advisory Council Invests $36,000 to Support Attendance in Early Grades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2014 Today, United Way of Dane County’s HERE! Advisory Council announces their investments of $36,000 to local parent groups, faith communities and nonprofit partners to galvanize the community to increase early grade attendance. The HERE! Advisory Council, co-chaired by Enis Ragland, 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. and Sal Carranza, […]

Rick Searer’s Speech at the 2014 Loyal Contributor Event

On July 17, United Way of Dane County held it’s annual Loyal Contributor Party. Long-time volunteer, friend and donor Rick Searer shared his thoughts on why he and his wife, Cathi, have given so generously of their time and talent to the community. Below, he shared his words with the community. The request from Kristi […]

Investment Advisors Pledge over $200,000 to Change Local Lives

On August 27, United Way of Dane County’s Partners for Change campaign, led by ten leading investment advisor firms in our community, announced that it secured pledges of $213,885 to benefit our community’s Agenda for Change in the areas of Education, Safety and Health during their 2013 campaign. Co-Chairs Tom Carroll, Baird, and Terry Heinrichs, […]

United Way Announces Goal of $19 M, with New Work Focused on Reducing Poverty

On August 14th,  United Way of Dane County kicked off its 2014 Annual Campaign at Madison Mallards Stadium at its annual luncheon sponsored by Oscar Mayer, announcing a commitment to raise $19 million to benefit the Dane County community and launch a new multi-faceted initiative, the HIRE initiative focused on reducing poverty in Dane County. […]

Leslie Ann Howard to Retire at End of December 2015

After 33 years (25 of those as President & CEO) of serving the families and individuals of Dane County, Leslie Ann Howard will retire as President & CEO of United Way of Dane County on December 31, 2015. “The United Way Board has been planning this leadership transition since Leslie shared her retirement plans a […]

Join Us at Agenda for Change Listening Sessions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2014 United Way invites everyone in the Madison area to help them identify pressing community issues in the areas of Education, Safety and Health to inform the building of their 2015-2018 strategic plan.  Madison, Wis. (July 16, 2014)—United Way of Dane County will be holding a series of four community […]

United Way Honors 2014 Community Volunteer Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2014 United Way honors 96 nominees at the annual Community Volunteer Awards   Ninety-six nominees were recognized for their outstanding efforts to improve their community at this year’s United Way Community Volunteer Awards. Thirteen awards were presented to individuals,  groups, businesses and  organizations for having the greatest impact in our […]

Dane County Families Volunteer in Honor of National Day of Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2014 United Way of Dane County is proud to join United Ways across the United States in celebrating National Day of Action. Families in Dane County will join more than 250 communities across all 50 states using the longest day of the year, June 21, to take action and give […]

Londa Dewey Receives Woman of the Year in Philanthropy Award

Londa Dewey honored by United Way of Dane County for her outstanding philanthropic service to the community. Londa Dewey, President of The QTI Group, received the United Way of Dane County Woman of the Year in Philanthropy Award at the Women’s Leadership Council annual membership breakfast on June 5. Londa was honored for a lifetime […]

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